Having seen his Arsenal team finally win three League matches in a row, Arsene Wenger firmly believes that the Gunners could easily catch up with Man United at the top of the League if they could how a little more consistency.
Wenger said: “It is down to consistency,”
“Christmas showed us that Chelsea and Manchester City are not out of reach. The team that is consistent with their results will get there.
“Man United don’t look out of reach if you look at the way the games go. But again they manage to win at home in the last minute. They have the quality to score goals but they do concede so it is open. But at the moment they are the most consistent.”
Although Arsenal only beat Wigan last week by a single penalty, Wenger was very pleased with the commitment shown by the team. He continued: “It was an important three points because they [Wigan] came into the game on the back of an important win at Reading. For us to have two away wins just before playing at home over Christmas was vital.
“We were less impressive than we had been at Reading going forward but we were well organised and disciplined. So it was good to get the three points with this type of performance.
“We have built a team who showed fantastic promise at the start but have stuttered a little bit. Now there is a block of unity and understanding. They know the way to play. That can give us the consistency between January and May.”
Arsenal are currently in 7th place but with a game in hand on most teams above us. If we are going to really challenge for the title we really need to win our next few games first! Bring on Newcastle!